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Archive for September 2015

The Benefits of Improved Traceability: A Food Safety Student’s Guide

Today’s consumers want to know more about the health and safety of their food. The “farm-to-table” or “factory-to-table” movement has consumers expecting comprehensive information about where food comes from and how it is handled. In a word: traceability. Increasing traceability is now a collaborative effort among today’s businesses, trade associations, industry groups, and regulatory agencies. Food quality assurance professionals are driven by government regulations and consumer pressure to promote improved traceability using consistent, interoperable data-sharing processes based on global standards. If you are planning to pursue a food safety career, read on to learn the benefits of traceability in today’s food.. READ MORE »

Clinical Research Experts Debate the Health Benefits of Chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ve likely heard the recent rumour that chocolate is good for your health. If you decide to pursue a career in clinical research, you’ll be doing the work that ensures such claims are valid, bringing new and tasty truths to light. In-depth clinical research reveals that cocoa is indeed healthy as it contains flavonoid and flavonol compounds; toxin-destroying antioxidants. But is that enough to counteract chocolate’s unhealthy fattening effects and justify a new, healthy reputation? Read on to learn what clinical research reveals about chocolate’s controversial health claims. Chocolate’s Benefits Proven through Clinical Research.. READ MORE »

Celebrating Our Graduates

  This past weekend, AAPS celebrated the hard work and achievements of our most recent graduates. Friends, family and faculty gathered to acknowledge the success of AAPS students graduating from programs such as Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Food, Technology, Safety and Quality and Clinical Research. “Every day when I go home, I am inspired by every one of you,” Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash told the group. “You inspire me to be better and to look at life challenges as something I can tackle. I feel very honored and very privileged to meet and get to know all of you.” Congratulations Students!.. READ MORE »

Starting Pharmaceutical School? 5 Tips for Success

Find out how proper planning, organization, and more will prepare you for the most successful and productive pharmaceutical school year.

AAPS Students Learn the Benefits of Social Media

Last week, Greg George of Monster.ca visited AAPS  to speak on the benefits of using social media while searching for the perfect job. AAPS students joined George as he presented strategies and resources that can assist them in finding better employment opportunities. While it is important to use online employment resources like Monster.ca and Indeed.ca, George revealed the inherent value of connecting with companies on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Keeping up-to-date and aware of a company’s web presence often grants prospective employees a better understanding of that company and provides organic access to prospective employment opportunities. AAPS students were.. READ MORE »

A Clinical Research Student’s Guide to Case-Control Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences

In today’s globalized world, outbreaks of disease and illness are spreading beyond cultural lines and effecting populations in new and unfamiliar ways. If you are planning to pursue a career in clinical research, there is no better time than the present. You can help uncover the dangers that can harm communities and the cures that can save lives. And case-control studies are an excellent method clinical researchers use to do just that. To prepare for your rewarding career in clinical research, read on for the basics of case-control studies. A Brief Description of Case-Control Studies Once you’ve earned your diploma,.. READ MORE »

Laleh Bighash Named One of CAMP’s Best Speakers

Last Thursday, AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash presented her talk on successful search strategies for the Canadian job market at CAMP’s Power Networking Event. Delighted to share her experience and advice with attendees, AAPS has received many kind works regarding Laleh’s presentation. Laleh shared helpful information with participants and offered proactive ways to deal with the difficulties of starting a career in a foreign country. AAPS is proud to have Laleh on our team as she continues to inspire others to recognize the best in themselves. “[Laleh’s speech] was definitely one of the most elucidating with emphasis on.. READ MORE »

A Quick Guide to Superfoods for Nutrition Students

If you’re interested in becoming a certified nutritionist, you likely already know that food is more than just fuel for the body. A carefully crafted, healthy diet is proven to reduce a person’s risk of both physical and mental illnesses, and even certain types of cancer. “Superfoods” are foods that today’s health scientists find to have great nutritional value. Understanding which foods to eat for specific benefits will be your job as a nutritionist, so having a working knowledge of superfoods is essential. Whether you are planning to enroll in nutrition courses, or you have recently started your program, read.. READ MORE »

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